Affiliations: Laboratoire Systèmes et Transports (SeT), Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Rue Thierry Mieg 90010 Belfort Cedex, France
Correspondending author: Dr. J. Gaber, Laboratoire SeT, Departement Genie Informatique, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM). Tel.: +33 3 84 58 32 52; E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Large scale networks such as computational Grid is a distributed computing infrastructure that can provide globally available network resources. Their size and complexity continue to increase and permit an almost ubiquitous availability of resources; users become able to access network resources irrespective to their location. Therefore, new resource management and access models are required and need to be highly flexible with self-organizing capabilities in order to cope with a dynamically changing environment. In this paper, a distributed and adaptive holonic multi-agent system for resource discovery in Grids is presented. Simulations are presented to demonstrate that structuring servers into holons improves the performance of request resolution processes in dynamic Grid environment.
Keywords: Grids, resource discovery, holonic multi-agent system, mobile agent, random walk, affinity relationships